Welcome

On Monday, April 26, 2021, the Maryland courts moved into Phase 5 of its five-phased progressive reopening plan. During Phase V courts have resumed full operations, including jury trials. During Phase V courts continue to require social distancing and health measures..

Photo of the Courthouse - Circuit Court for Queen Anne's County and the Statute of Queen Anne in the Courtyard

Welcome to the Circuit Court for Queen Anne’s County. In the State of Maryland, the judicial branch of government consists of four levels of courts, two trial and two appellate. The Circuit Court for Queen Anne’s County hears major civil cases and more serious criminal matters, along with juvenile cases and most appeals from the District Court, Orphans’ Court and administrative agencies. If a party in a District Court civil or criminal case requests a jury trial, those cases are heard by the Circuit Court under certain circumstances.

Many persons participate each day in various types of legal matters at the court house – citizens, litigants, jurors. The work of the court touches lives and protects the rights of all. Please feel welcome to visit our court house and observe firsthand the operation of the court and its role in safeguarding our Constitutional rights.

Lynn Knight
County Administrative Judge